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Tollard Royal and Rushmore War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Tollard Royal, Wiltshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.9596 / 50°57'34"N

Longitude: -2.0805 / 2°4'49"W

OS Eastings: 394440

OS Northings: 117799

OS Grid: ST944177

Mapcode National: GBR 2ZK.NV7

Mapcode Global: FRA 66JK.WVC

Entry Name: Tollard Royal and Rushmore War Memorial

Listing Date: 6 July 2016

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1436133

Location: Tollard Royal, Wiltshire, SP5

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Tollard Royal

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Tollard Royal St Peter ad Vincula

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Summary

First World War Memorial, c1920.

Description

The c3m high war memorial stands within a grassed enclosure on the roadside in the centre of the village, enclosed by a chain which is supported by low stone bollards. The limestone memorial comprises a two-stepped square base and small plinth, surmounted by an octagonal shaft and Latin cross fleury.

The front face of the plinth is inscribed THIS/ MONUMENT IS ERECTED/ IN REMEMBRANCE AND GRATITUDE/ TO THOSE MEN OF/ TOLLARD ROYAL AND RUSHMORE/ WHO GAVE THEIR ALL/ FOR KING, FOR HONOUR AND FOR COUNTRY/ AND/ MAY THEIR DEEDS INSPIRE US TO HIGHER THINGS/ THEIR NAMES LIVE FOR EVERMORE. The names of those who fell are inscribed on two sides of the plinth, leaving the fourth face blank.

This List entry has been amended to add the source for War Memorials Online. This source was not used in the compilation of this List entry but is added here as a guide for further reading, 16 December 2016.

History

The aftermath of the First World War saw the biggest single wave of public commemoration ever with tens of thousands of memorials erected across England. One such memorial was raised at Tollard Royal as a permanent testament to the sacrifice made by the thirteen members of the local community, who lost their lives in the First World War.

Reasons for Listing

Tollard Royal and Rushmore War Memorial, situated in the centre of Tollard Royal village, is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* Historic interest: as an eloquent witness to the tragic impact of world events on the local community, and the sacrifice it made in the First World War;
* Design: a well-executed limestone cross;
* Degree of survival: unusually, the memorial has not been adapted for Second World War commemoration and thus retains its original design intent.

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